Ex-EPA official pleads guilty to theft

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former high-ranking official with the Environmental Protection Agency is pleading guilty to stealing nearly $900,000 fro…

Afghan female police officers laugh at a joke during a training session at the Police Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Sediq Sediqqi, a spokesman for Afghanistan's Interior Ministry, said the government plans to double the number of female officers from 2,200 to more than 4,000 in time for next April's presidential and provincial elections. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

Top AP photos for week, September 26th

Photos published Sept. 19-26, 2013 include Kenya mall attack, Tehran parade and New York Yankee Mariano Rivera taking the field for his reti…

Abandoned gold bars baffle German police

BERLIN (AP) — Attention all passengers: could the person who left a stash of gold bars and a pile of banknotes in the luggage deposit at Col…